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SPEAR: Secure and PrivatE smArt gRid

Objective

Over the last decade, cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, stealthy, targeted and multi-faceted which may leverage zero-day exploits and highly creative interdisciplinary attack methods. As our society is becoming increasingly dependent on Critical INfrastructures (CIN), new technologies are needed to increase our detection and response capabilities. Detecting and responding to such attacks by a highly motivated, skilled and well-funded attacker has however been proven highly challenging. One of the most vulnerable and high-impact CIN is the Smart Grid. Smart Grid is considered as the next-generation power system, which promises self-healing, resilience, sustainability and efficiency to the energy Critical Infrastructures (CIN). However, securing smart grids against cyber-attacks is of vital importance for National Security and Public Safety, since the collapse of an energy production utility may cause human lives, millions of euros, denial of a very important and common good such as energy and days or even months of recovering. To this end, the SPEAR proposal aims at a) detecting and responding to cyber-attacks using new technologies and capabilities, b) detecting threat and anomalies timely, c) developing all-in-one security detection solutions, d) leveraging advanced forensics subject to privacy-preserving, e) confronting Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and targeted attacks in smart grids, f) increasing the resilience of the smart grid innovation, g) alleviating the lack of trust in smart grid operators and h) empowering EU-wide consensus. Within SPEAR, four proof-of-concept Use Cases are planned in order to validate and assess the implemented security and privacy tools.
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS

Address

Parko Agiou Dimitriou 1
50100 Kozani

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 321 000

Participants (15)

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EUROPEAN DYNAMICS LUXEMBOURG SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 277 000

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 271 883,75

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 253 500

ENEL IBERIA SRL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 212 725

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 221 250

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 283 760

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 196 250

EIGHT BELLS LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 154 231,69

INCITES CONSULTING SARL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 143 750

G.E. PUKHOV INSTITUTE FOR MODELINGIN ENERGY ENGINEERING OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 96 125

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 145 850

SIDROCO HOLDINGS LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 112 497,50

0 INFINITY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 108 246,20

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 96 250

MVETS LENISHTA OOD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 71 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 787011

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 965 569,14

  • EU contribution

    € 2 965 569,14

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS

Greece